October, 2006

Plug In Auto Nation

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Mike Jackson H ere's another important milestone for the Campaign. The Nation's largest retail car dealer sees the importance of the PHEV and its CEO is calling on his manufacturers to get with the program. Here's the story from Auto Service World AutoNation Joins Hybrid Cause Auto Service World Oct. 12, 2006 AutoNation, Inc. a U.S. automotive retailer, has joined the Plug-In Partners campaign calling on automakers to manufacture plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.

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Getting a 914 platform

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

This is a picture of the yellow 914 that I'm going to be purchasing from Camp914 near Portland as a base platform for the electric vehicle conversion. The picture was taken back on October 14th before it was ready to operate. Craig, the owner of Camp914, has been working to get the car ready to go over the past few months. He ran into a nasty flu over Thanksgiving and then ran into parts problems around Christmas.

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My 2007 Dream Project

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

After seeing the movie Who Killed The Electric Car , I got the nutty idea earlier this year to purchase an all-electric vehicle to commute to work. The motivation was to see if I could get by with as little oil products as possible. I was going to purchase an NmG from Myers Motors , but found the driver compartment a bit crowded and the driving range limited (only about 40 miles).

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New York Turn On

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The N Y Times ran a guest editorial on Sunday that effectively conveys the vast potential of the Plug In in both our transportation and stationary electric sectors. Turn on the Electric Road By DAVID MORRIS Published: October 8, 2006 Minneapolis LAST summer, New York State took a page from California’s playbook, using state policy to jump-start a 21st century automobile industry.

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News Summary I

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T he Plug In Partners Blog celebrates its first year of publishing this month. Here are the years most important stories that we have either highlighted or linked.

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